Monthly Archives June 2017

The Properties of Sapphire

Sapphire is one of the most famous and costly precious gemstones in the word, and regarded as the birthstone of September. It is a type of corundum, the same as ruby (rubies are merely red corundums), and although associated with the color blue, may also be found in a multitude of colors such as colorless, black, grey, yellow, green, purple, orange, pink, and even changeable colors. The sapphires that are not colored blue are often called “fancy” or “parti” sapphires. Color change sapphires are those with certain inclusions in them such as chromium that absorb different light spectrums under different
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Tourmaline – Polarity Balance

Tourmaline is a well-known semi-precious gemstone that comes in many colors and varieties, and is well regarded by crystal healer and collector alike. Its name comes from the Sinhalese word, “Turmali”. It crystallizes as long, hexagonal striated crystals, looking similar to beryl crystals, sometimes large, but may also be needle like. The colors of tourmaline ranges from colorless, to jet black, encompassing nearly all the colors of the rainbow, and there are even multi-colored tourmalines. It has a good Mohs hardness score of 7 to 7.5, which is similar to quartz.
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